When you’re experiencing personal or professional change, it can be difficult to take care of yourself and your family while teaching full-time. Here are my top 4 tips for navigating change while engaging your students. … More Teachers, help yourself stay ship-shape during a storm: Four tips to balance life changes while teaching full time
New teachers, don’t take it personally-we’ve all received an angry email from a parent or co-worker that caught us off guard. One way to accelerate your development as a professional teacher is to master the art of communication. Read on to learn three simple strategies for cultivating ninja-level communication skills.
We all know that our students are the best part about teaching. But what are some unusual reasons to teach that feed teacher souls? Here are my top five unusual reasons that teaching is the best. … More Getting Real About Teaching: Top 5 Unusual Reasons that Teaching is the Absolute Best
What can teachers do over the summer that can help them be their best, both at work and at home, during the new school year? … More Teacher Tips: What Can You Do This Summer to Spring Into an Efficient School Year?
This blog post includes a review of the book The 5-Minute Teacher and provides an overview of how I plan to manage time more effectively in my classroom. … More Using Quality Feedback from Teacher Evaluations to Become a More Effective Teacher: A Brief Review of the Book The 5-Minute Teacher
As teachers, we know that reflection is key to helping students learn. By guiding students through the reflection process, we can help them to think about what they learned and how they learned during the school year. It can be challenging for students to remember everything you did this year! How can you help them … More New Teacher Toolbox: 4 Strategies for End-of-Year Student Reflection that You Can Try Right Now!
Learn tips and tricks for creating an inviting and effective learning environment in this blog post from Crosswalk Curriculum. … More The Highly Effective Teacher Toolbox: 5 Tips for Curating Your Classroom Environment
A review of the book the Innocent Classroom, which inspired this blogger to make serious changes in her classroom. … More Books that Improve Teaching and Learning: A Review of the Book The Innocent Classroom